Athena Aktipis Keynote Speaker

  • Co-director of the Human Generosity Project
  • Professor in the Department of Psychology
  • Director of the Interdisciplinary Cooperation Initiative

Athena Aktipis's Biography

Dr Athena Aktipis is a psychology and evolutionary biology professor at Arizona State University. She is a leading expert on cooperation and conflict in human and animal societies, focusing on cancer as an evolutionary process. Aktipis is a highly sought-after speaker at conferences and workshops around the world.

Dr Aktipis received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been a faculty member at Arizona State University since 2005, where she co-founded the Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health program and served as the director of the Cooperation and Conflict Lab.

Throughout her career, Dr Aktipis has been at the forefront of interdisciplinary research, bringing together insights from evolutionary biology, psychology, and other fields to understand complex social and biological phenomena better. She has published numerous articles in scientific journals and is a sought-after speaker at conferences and workshops around the world.

In addition to her research, Dr Aktipis is also an advocate for the integration of evolutionary thinking into medicine and public health. She believes that a better understanding of evolution can help us develop more effective interventions and treatments for a wide range of diseases and conditions.

Overall, Dr Athena Aktipis is a leading scholar in the field of evolutionary biology and a passionate advocate for interdisciplinary research. Her work has helped to shed new light on the complex dynamics of cooperation and conflict in human and animal societies and has significant implications for the study and treatment of disease.

With expertise in evolutionary biology and psychology, she is able to provide valuable insights on a wide range of topics related to cooperation and conflict in human and animal societies, as well as the intersection of evolution and medicine.

Dr Aktipis is a passionate advocate for interdisciplinary research and is able to bring together insights from multiple fields to better understand complex phenomena. Some of the key speaking topics that she is known for include the evolution of cancer, the role of cooperation in human and animal societies, and the integration of evolutionary thinking into medicine and public health. With her deep understanding of these subjects and her ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and engaging manner, Dr Aktipis is an excellent choice as a speaker for any event.

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Books by Athena Aktipis

The Cheating Cell; How Evolution Helps Us Understand And Treat Cancer

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